CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
Sunday, February 8, 2015 | 3 PM
The MET Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Two second symphonies: Beethoven’s rooted in the Classical era and Schumann’s quintessentially Romantic, frame daring works by strikingly original 20th-century composers. Beethoven’s genial Symphony No. 2 is highly energetic and owes much to the symphonies of Haydn, while Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 features a melancholy third-movement Adagio that has one of the most breathtakingly beautiful melodies ever written.